In somewhat delayed news, a new semi-competative first person shooter Shootmania Storm is now available to selected beta testers. Undeterred by a lack of public consensus on the unreleased game, some players have already chosen to invest their time in it.

Based on previous community reports it is a slower than Quake, open terrain, kind of a game. On the other hand, popular gaming media reports the developer intends it be a "pure" FPS.
A whole experience system could have been implemented into Trackmania, but a game based on skill is more interesting for the people we like to play with. With Shootmania, it’s the same thing. It’s based on skill. There are no RPG mechanics. We want to make it as pure as possible.

Sign up for beta, and if you get to test the game, you can contribute you first-hand impressions in the comments.